Karin de la Sierra believes in a world of ethically made and fairly traded products, which is why we partner directly with artisans.
There are rural areas in Peru where indigenous populations can farm sustainably, but there are no opportunities for outside employment, which is why we collaborate with them introducing them to a global market of fair trade.
This partnership is based on helping the artisans sustain their culture and heritage by designing and creating urban accessories using ancient weaving techniques.
Providing job opportunities for them and paying a fair wage for our belts helps guarantee that our weavers and embroiderers receive all they deserve.
The profit they earn from every belt is used by the artisans and their families to cover day-to-day living cost such as buying food and clothing, school expenses, accessing medical care, and sourcing new tools and materials for weaving.
This flexibility allows our weavers and embroiderers to work from their homes and villages, erasing the need to travel long distances to find alternative employment in big cities. By respecting each individual artisan’s creativity and technique, Karin de la Sierra helps to give these communities a stronger sense of cultural independence and pride.
Showing our artisans work value to the world, and especially to the younger generations, helps preserve the traditional embroidering and weaving techniques for years to come.
1.- Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
2.- Transparency and Accountability
3.- Fair Trading Practices
4.- Payment of a Fair Price
5.- Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour
6.- Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equality, and Women’s Economic Empowerment, and Freedom of Association
7.- Ensuring Good Working Conditions
8.- Providing Capacity Building
9.- Promoting Fair Trade
10.- Respect for the Environment